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We went down early to take pictures of the poppies at the Tower of London

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blood swept lands and seas of red

Installation by Paul Cummins 5th August - 11th November

Tower, poppies and the Shard

Cascading from a window

By November there will be a poppy for everyone who died for our side in WW1


Seagull enjoying the poppies in the sun

Mons amongst the poppies

A poppy -each one is individually put together

Possibly Roman Emperor Trajan 98-117 AD

Rudbeckia - perennial municipal planting

Hydrogen bus - cost 1.2 million US$ per bus

Foreign lads making plans

Gherkin and Cheesegrater

Still & Star - Little Somerset Street

Outside Aldgate station

We had excellent sandwiches for lunch at Pret a Manger

New open tube carriages

Abstract decoration



There is also a Platform 0


Waiting for a train


King's Cross

Off to Hogwarts

Swing in a cage

We went to the barrier to meet the rest of the group


Only one gps point was registered right at the end of the walk

Islington Walk details from Michael:  From St. Pancras Station left up Pentonville Road.   Left into Rodney Street after visiting the grave of Grimaldi.   Right into Donegal Street and cross Penton Street.   Right into Tolpuddle Street and then into Batchelor Street.   Crossing Upper Street into Charlton Place and then Colebrook Row.   Cross back into Upper Street and then right into Canonbury Square.   To Canonbury Place and Canonbury Park South.   We then headed down St. Paul?s Road to Upper Street and caught a bus to The Angel and St. John Street.

We had dinner in Exmouth Market and headed up Amwell Street and did a diversion into Percy Street and Kings Cross Road.

Steve's gps was working see below

Wonderful re-cycled tiger

Wild West Venue?

Deserted dwelling

An installation musical sounds are activated by stepping on the panels.

Grimaldi's grave

Craft Beer Company

We had a good coffee at an Italian cafe;  we sat outside and admired the clouds



Pink house in Tolpuddle St.


Independent shops

Photogenic dilapidation - perhaps there has been a fire

Thunbergia alata - Black-eyed Susan

Iron bromelliad

Charles Lamb's House

Mona Lisa of the shadows at The Winchester

House of Wolf

Very genteel pub

I like this one George Orwell lived here at 27A   The only shot with a gps reference